The Black Extra/ordinary Symposium, organized by Assistant Professor Christina Knight, welcomed scholars, curators and artists from the greater Philadelphia area to campus’ new VCAM building for an explosive keynote performance and a day of discussions about black representation in fine arts, historical archives, and other visual landscapes.
Thanks to the successful Lives That Speak campaign, the VCAM building now offers new opportunities for hands-on learning that build visual literacy across the liberal arts.
Of the 17 films screened at the sixth annual festival, eight were made by Haverford students and four took home prizes.
The students in Jaclyn Pryor’s “Devised Theatre Workshop” crafted and performed an interactive piece that explored time, place, and object, culminating in the creation of an actual time capsule that is now being stored in Magill Library.
Yoshifumi Nomura ’18 created an intimate setting to explore the nuances of everyday college life in DEARBED, a performance and installation piece that invited audience members to listen to recorded monologues playing from pillows in beds set throughout Founders Great Hall.